This article is written for G Suite for Education Administrators.

In Google Meet, that students invite people into an online learning session is not limited. That interrupts the class and leads to privacy issues.

Although meetings with nicknames blocks external people from joining the meeting, students still can invite other in-domain students.

This article explains how Safe Doc chrome extension prevents students from adding other people into the meeting. If you have yet to install Safe Doc, apply a 30 days trial.

What's changing?

Before

For a teacher hosted meeting, students are able to invite people by clicking the People tab > Add people on the side panel. Then type in the name or email or phone number to complete the invitation.

Add people in Google Meet within a meeting
Add people in Google Meet within a meeting

After

Safe Doc chrome extension disables this feature. Students won't be able to see this Add people option, but the teacher still manages to add / remove people.

Disable add people to a video meeting in Google Meet
Disable add people to a video meeting in Google Meet

How to get started

Give that you have deployed Safe Doc and read Safe Doc Configuration by Policies, add the following policy to your students' organizational unit (OU) policy for extensions.

{
  "BlockMeetAddPeople": {
    "Value": true
  }
}

On / off by default?

The restriction is OFF if this policy is not set.

What's more?

You may also like other articles about restricting features in Google Meet. Disable Students Recording Meeting in Google Meet, Disable Students Sharing Screens in Google Meet, Disable Chat in Google Meet or Block Live Captions in Google Meet


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